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This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with local advocates who work with immigrants and refugees in part two in our series on behavioral health needs across our state. And she talks with Kate Moore, author of “The Radium Girls,” about how the poisoning of women who worked in factories with radium may have led to increased protections for workers in the Manhattan Project.

Producer Sarah Gustavus asks local experts what’s happening around New Mexico to address the gap in meals during the summer months when students can’t rely on breakfast and lunch at school. She also sits down with New Mexico in Depth data reporter Sandra Fish to talk about the latest reports on fundraising and lobbyist spending in Santa Fe.

And correspondent Gwyneth Doland and Douglas Carver from New Mexico Ethics Watch discuss the role for everyday New Mexicans in the creation of an independent ethics commission.

Host: Gene Grant

Gwyneth Doland
Sarah Gustavus
Megan Kamerick

Studio Guests:
Alissa Barnes, Roadrunner Food Bank
Kay Bounkeua, New Mexico Asian Family Center      
Douglas Carver, NM Ethics Watch
Jill Dixon, The Food Depot
Sandra Fish, New Mexico in Depth
Jessica Goodkind, Refugee Well-being Project
Patty Keane, UNM Prevention Research Center
Kate Moore, author of “The Radium Girls”
Eric Ndaheba, Refugee Well-being Project
Emiliano Perea, NM Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD)
Bill Wagner, Centro Sávila

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New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 and appears online at The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m. and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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